Xbox One launching in Japan 4 September 2014
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will launch in Japan on 4th September 2014.
While a complete launch line-up has yet to be announced, Microsoft has confirmed that Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Halo on Xbox One, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse: Son of Rome and Sunset Overdrive would be coming to the region, but were not specific as to when. Halo and Sunset Overdrive are still without release dates for every region.
Square Enix has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider, Thief and Murdered: Soul Suspect will be ready to the territory in time for the September launch.
While there is still no mention of the mystery Japanese RPG console exclusive, we expect to hear more about that at E3 in June.
To tide us over until then, 48 Japanese studios are confirmed as developers for Xbox One:
Arc System Works
Bandai Namco Games
Bandai Namco Studio
GungHo Online Entertainment
Nippon Ichi Software
Warner Entertainment Japan
Xbox has always struggled in Japan, could the Xbox One finally be the console to break the trend?